Since things are a little slow around here this time of the year, and since I've been thinking about killing off the inactive New York Nobody Sings, I'm going to start publishing my posts from there, on a regular basis, here. In case you don't know, the NYNS site was started, with myself, EV Grieve, Alex, and Holly Ramos, as a sister site to the wonderful London Nobody Sings, and was dedicated to posting songs about, or referencing, NYC.
This one is definitely a bit of an oddity. Found on the one Daryl Hall album I can listen to all the way through, NYCNY is from Hall's first solo album, Sacred Songs. Recorded in 1977, but not released until 1980, it's an obvious love song from Philly native Hall to his longtime adopted hometown. Producer Robert Fripp's fingerprints are all over this. A strange mix of new wave and prog rock, I'd venture to guess that it's pretty much the sort of album Daryl Hall wished he could have been making all of the time.
Original version from Sacred Songs: